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File:Chrétien de Troyes.jpg|thumb|upright|Chrétien de Troyes '''Chrétien de Troyes''' () (''wikt:Christian#Old French|Christian'') was a late-12th century in poetry|12th-century France|French poet and trouvère known for his work on King Arthur|Arthurian subjects, and for originating the character Lancelot. This work represents some of the best-regarded of medieval literature. His use of structure, particularly in ''Yvain, the Knight of the Lion'', has been seen as a step towards the modern novel. Little is known of his life, but he seems to have been from Troyes, or at least intimately connected with it, and between 1160 and 1172 he served at the court of his patroness Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, perhaps as herald-at-arms (as Gaston Paris speculated).From [http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/dtroy10.txt "Four Arthurian Romances"]...
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